Archive | April, 2012

Some Definitions – from “The Living Handbook of Narratology”

19 Apr

This is an excellent entry on the terms “Metafiction” and “Metanarration.”  A forthcoming essay shall attempt to distinguish and relate metafiction and Lyotard’s sense of “metanarrative” as “Grand Narrative.”

Birgit Neumann & Ansgar Nünning on Metanarration and Metafiction.

Readers, Critics, Scholars

2 Apr

“It is the business of a reader to enjoy a book. It is the business of a critic to reckon a writer’s merit. . . .  [I]t is the business of a literary scholar to decipher a text.”

Read more: “Dickens in Eden,” by Jill Lepore.